The role of the judiciary in the protection of the institution of marriage

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Kampala International University.College of Law
The institution of marriage has faced many challenges, for example many rights of spouses are violated by different persons. Usually, men dominate all the affairs of the society and women are left to watch things happen even when they are the ones who participate more but earn less. The researcher looked at the various rights of spouses in any given marriage, how those rights have been violated and also what the judiciary has done to fight the violation of those rights. The researcher used primary and secondary methods of data collection. Under primary methods included questionnaires and interviews, and under secondary method were published and unpublished work. From the study findings, it was established that there are four types of marriages in Uganda which include customary, church, Islamic and Civil marriage. It was also found out that Uganda observes the law of inheritance but that there are still gaps in its application like observance inheritance rights for women and a gap between the judiciary and the public. From the study it is thus concluded that Uganda should endeavor to bridge the gap between the judiciary and public by implementing penalty for human rights violations and observe the constitution as noted above with respect to equality between men and women during marriage, in marriage and during its dissolution.
Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a Diploma in Law of Kampala International University
Role, Judiciary, Protection, Institution, Marriage